Anyone want to watch the road trip together. Lil' viewing party!
With several games needing to be recapped the boys have been busy. The road has not been favorable for the Islanders this summer, and we have seen some struggling times in person, Richmond and old Ron in the net. Just to name a few, not to mention injuries and personal issues the Islanders have stumbled through the first half of the season. Not many goals tallied on the score sheet, coming from few scoring chances and a style of play that has been unsuccessful in regular season play.
The Open Cup matches have been exciting and the win or get out has kept us on the attack. First was the double OT, then a familiar opponent as the Rough Riders came back to the Island. With those wins the Islanders will face the Red Bulls this coming Thursday, a challenge we should all being gearing up for. Hear you on the Island.
Oh, by the way, THE US WINS THE GROUP AND ADVANCES TO PLAY SATURDAY! HOW PUMPED ARE WE ABOUT SOCCER!
Some nice things being produced in the way of attacking soccer, the boys seem to be linking up and combining to get in behind. The old long ball of years ago has vanished and some key components seem to be filling the gaps. One original still hanging around looked good in the scrimmage. Some new comers in the middle putting it together, replacing Mo and bringing new life to the squad. The only down side of the final home scrimmage was Danny getting chipped from 30 out. We look forward to seeing the first win of the year at home on the island. Thanks to Union for the loaners in the Richmond tie, only good can come from the partnership.